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VOL. 129 | NO. 172 | Thursday, September 4, 2014

Southern Airways Expanding Regional Service

Southern Airways Express is expanding service from the Memphis area. The company announced Thursday, Sept. 4, new cities to be served from its hub at Olive Branch Airport in Olive Branch, Miss.

Storytellers Needed

Memphis International works on new image

Memphis International Airport, in the midst of reinventing itself as an origin-and-destination airport, is looking for some help telling its story.

Nine Losing Candidates Challenge August Vote

Nine losing candidates from the August elections are contesting the results in a Shelby County Chancery Court lawsuit.

FedEx Decides Not to Renew a Renaissance Center Lease

FedEx has decided not to renew a lease at a prominent East Memphis office building.

Council Aims at Moving Insurance Targets

At just about every turn of the debate at City Hall about changes in health insurance coverage, Memphis City Council members have seen crucial numbers shift about the impact of the changes and the city’s liability.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
48°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: 8 mph
Humidity: 39%

EVENTS

The Daily News will present the 2014 HR Challenges seminar and panel discussion Thursday, Sept. 4, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Brooks Museum, 1934 Poplar Ave. Meg Crosby, founding principal of PeopleCap Advisors and a former Google HR executive, will discuss five steps for creating a strong corporate culture. Tickets are $25. Visit bit.ly/MEMhr for more information.

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$10 Beale Street Cover Charge Lifted

If you want to go to Beale Street in the wee hours of Sunday morning, you’ll no longer have to pay a $10 fee.

‘People’s Mayor’ to Share Story at RISE Gala

Every politician has a past, but not like this one.

Dishcrawl Heads to Broad Avenue in October

Next month, a group of food-loving “Dishcrawlers” will stroll by the Broad Avenue Water Tower Pavilion and the neighborhood’s variety of storefronts on their way to three yet-to-be-announced restaurants, part of the series of regular gatherings of anyone eager to explore the city’s restaurant scene.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

US Savings Bond – A Golden Oldie

Ray’s take: U.S. savings bonds are debt instruments issued and fully backed by the federal government and were once touted as a great way to be patriotic. Their attraction historically has been safety (yes), deferred taxes (yes) and convenience (maybe). Traditionally, they were a staple gift for graduates, newlyweds and newborns.

Oh Death!

In the spring of 2002, I coded – for the first and, I hope, only time in my life. That’s my story and ... I was sticking to it, until I told it in the company of a med school cardiologist a few weeks afterward. He interrupted and said, “You died.”

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Fed Survey Finds Moderate Growth Across the US

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy strengthened in all regions of the country in July and August, in areas from consumer spending to auto sales to tourism, the Federal Reserve reported in a survey released Wednesday.

Regulators Set Rules Meant to Ward Off Bank Crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal regulators are set to require big banks to keep enough high-quality assets on hand to survive during a severe downturn, the latest move under congressional mandate to lessen the likelihood of another financial meltdown.

US Factory Orders Up Record 10.5 Percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) – Business orders for U.S. factory goods shot up by a record amount in July, reflecting a surge in demand in the volatile category of commercial aircraft.

Chrysler, Nissan Lead US Autos to August Sales Rise

DETROIT (AP) – Most major automakers reported stronger-than-expected U.S. sales in August, leading to predictions of the highest annual selling rate in at least eight years.

CVS Changes Name, Stops Tobacco Sales Early

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.

Behind Big Macs, a Drama Over Corporate Control

NEW YORK (AP) – Behind those Big Macs and Whoppers is a hidden drama over corporate control.

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MORTGAGES 72 144 21,576
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